Pelosi Says the House Will Pass a Border Bill but There’s a Catch

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Sunday said the House of Representatives will advance a border bill brought about by the House Appropriations Committee. The announcement comes after President Donald Trump’s last minute decision to cancel a deportation raid that was scheduled for Sunday in 10 cities. Trump said he would give Congress two weeks to pass a border bill before the raid is reinstated.

According to Pelosi, the House will provide humanitarian aid that’s needed to keep families together.

“The President’s failed policies have exacerbated the situation at the border, where vulnerable children endure inhumane conditions that threaten their health, well-being and sometimes, tragically, their lives. This legislation provides urgently-needed humanitarian assistance for families, including funding for food, shelter, clothing, medical care and legal assistance, and will relieve the horrific situation of over-crowding and help prevent additional deaths,” Pelosi said in a statement. “And we are providing urgent assistance to local communities to help defray their costs of providing humanitarian assistance to asylum seekers.”

Pelosi said the legislation “does not fund the Administration’s failed mass detention policy” and “places strict limits on influx shelters, protects sponsors from DHS immigration enforcement based on information collected by HHS during the vetting process and creates strong oversight by Congress including to protect unaccompanied children.” (Read more from “Pelosi Says the House Will Pass a Border Bill but There’s a Catch” HERE)

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Ocasio-Cortez Refuses Invite To Visit Concentration Camps With Holocaust Survivor

On Sunday, socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) declined an invitation from a Holocaust remembrance group to visit Nazi concentration camps with a Holocaust survivor, suggesting that it was part of a “far-right” scheme designed for “political gain.”

Ocasio-Cortez made the remarks in response to a tweet from Rep. Steve King (R-IA), who was kicked off his congressional committees by Republican leaders after remarks he made about white nationalism.

In a tweet tagging Ocasio-Cortez and linking to a report from The Hill, King encouraged Ocasio-Cortez to accept the invite from the Holocaust remembrance group. . .

Ocasio-Cortez responded by saying she was rejecting the offer as she believed it was part of how “the far-right manipulates these moments for political gain.” . . .

It’s important to note that King was not inviting her to visit the Nazi concentration camps with him but rather was encouraging her to accept the offer from the Holocaust remembrance group. (Read more from “Ocasio-Cortez Refuses Invite to Visit Concentration Camps with Holocaust Survivor” HERE)

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WEIRD: Trump Rape Accuser Says She Wishes She’d Asked for His Tax Returns During ‘Attack’

Author and former New York City gossip columnist E. Jean Carroll, who, earlier this week, accused President Donald Trump of attempting to rape her in a changing room at Bergdorf Goodman’s department store in the mid-1990s, told MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell that she wished she’d asked for Trump’s tax returns during the alleged sexual assault.

Carroll has been making the rounds of prime time television talk shows since revealing, in an interview with New York Magazine, that the now-president attacked her after the pair met in a chance encounter while shopping at Bergdorf Goodman’s in New York City. Carroll says Trump urged her to try on some lingerie before pushing her into a changing room, pinning her arms to her sides, and sexually assaulting her. Carroll claims she was able to fight Trump off and escape.

The allegation is being used as a teaser for Carroll’s forthcoming book on the “hideous” men she encountered while working as a gossip columnist and moving among New York City’s rich and famous, according to KTLA. She also reportedly claims to have been assaulted by CBS head Les Moonves.

Both men have emphatically denied Carroll’s claims. Trump said in a statement late last week that he could not recall ever meeting Carroll, and the only evidence presented that he may have greeted the former gossip columnist at some point was a candid photo taken of Trump and Carroll, both with dates, at a society event in the mid-1990s. . . .

Not only is the claim just … weird … but it seems odd to include a jab at Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns — a purely political issue that has surfaced only in the last several years as Democrats try to get a handle on whether Trump suffered financially in the years before declaring his run for president, and whether his presidency has been unduly influenced by outside financial factors — in a narrative about an alleged traumatic attack from the 1990s. (Read more from “WEIRD: Trump Rape Accuser Says She Wishes She’d Asked for His Tax Returns During ‘Attack'” HERE)

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‘TRUMP 4EVA’: Trump Releases Hilarious Video. Internet Explodes; Trump Reveals Thoughts on Iran

By Daily Wire. President Donald Trump released a hilarious video on his Twitter account on Friday that essentially declared himself to be president forever, in what is a giant troll aimed at the media and the Democratic Party.

The video features a cover from TIME Magazine that shows Trump campaign yard signs lasting well beyond 2020. The video then alters the cover to show the campaign campaign yard signs extending thousands of years into the future while “In the Hall of the Mountain King” from Peer Gynt, by the Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg plays in the background. . .

The video may be in response to Politico report today that once again speculated that Trump may not leave office if he loses in the 2020 election.

Alleged journalists, leftists, and members of the Democratic Party freaked out in response to the video.

(Read more from “‘TRUMP 4EVA’: Trump Releases Hilarious Video. Internet Explodes.” HERE)

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Trump: I don’t want to go to war with Iran

By USA Today. President Donald Trump said Friday he does not want to go to war with Iran, but warned that there will be “obliteration like you’ve never seen before” if a conflict does arise.

“I’m not looking to do that,” he said of going to war during an excerpt of an interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd for “Meet the Press” released Friday.

In the same sit-down, the president also said he is willing to talk with Iran without any preconditions.

The president’s comments come the same day he announced that he abruptly canceled an attack on Iran after it shot down a U.S. drone on Thursday. (Read more from “Here’s What Trump Thinks About Impeachment Calls” HERE)

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Alaska Government Meeting Opens with ‘Hail Satan’ Prayer

By Daily Wire. A government meeting in Alaska opened with a prayer to Satan after a Satanic Temple member won the right to deliver the invocation, prompting about a dozen officials and attendees to walk out.

The invocation was the first given by the Satanic Temple since the Kenai Peninsula Borough — 75 miles south of Anchorage — changed a policy in November after the Alaska Superior Court said that policy violated the state’s constitution’s establishment clause. The new policy allows for anyone in the borough to offer an invocation, no matter their religion.

In her invocation, Iris Fontana, who is a member of the Satanic Temple and brought a lawsuit against the borough to change the policy, called the room to be present, “and for attendees to clear their minds,” the Peninsula Clarion newspaper reported.

“She asked listeners to embrace the impulse to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. ‘Let us demand that humans be judged for their actions,’ she said,” the Clarion reported.

“That which will not bend, must break, and that which can be destroyed by truth should never be spared as demise. It is done, hail Satan,” Fontana said, Kenai radio station KSRM reported. (Read more from “Alaska Government Meeting Opens with ‘Hail Satan’ Prayer” HERE)

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‘Hail Satan’ Prayer at Alaska Gov’t Meeting Sparks Protest

By AP. . .Assembly members Norm Blakeley and Paul Fischer and borough Mayor Charlie Pierce were among those who left the assembly chambers along with some audience members. . .

The protesters included William Siebenmorgen, who flew to Alaska from Pennsylvania for the event.

“God will be pleased with our public prayers of reparation. We want God’s blessings on America, not Satan’s curses. Lucifer is the eternal loser. Let’s keep him out,” he told KSRM. (Read more from “‘Hail Satan’ Prayer at Alaska Gov’t Meeting Sparks Protest” HERE)

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Here’s What Trump Thinks About Impeachment Calls

President Donald Trump said it would be unfair of Democrats to try to impeach him, because he’s done nothing wrong—but if they do impeach, they’re making his 2020 win that much easier, he told NBC News.

Trump sat down for a one-on-one interview with “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd, where they discussed a variety of issues including potential impeachment, the Mueller report, and tensions with Iran.

“Why do you think Nancy Pelosi has held off her impeachment caucus,” Todd asked Trump.

“Because I think she feels that I will win much easier, and I’ve been told that by many people,” Trump replied. . .

“I think I win the election easier, but, you know, I’m not sure that I like having it,” Trump said. “Look, I did nothing wrong. I was spied on. What they did to me was illegal. It was illegal on the other side. I did nothing wrong. So, impeachment is a very unfair thing, because nothing that I did was wrong. And if you look at the Mueller report, there was no collusion.” (Read more from “Here’s What Trump Thinks About Impeachment Calls” HERE)

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Judge Authorizes Forced Abortion for Catholic Woman

A Catholic woman in the United Kingdom may be forced to get an abortion against her will after a judge ruled that it was “in her best interests” to terminate the pregnancy due to her developmental disabilities and mood disorder, according to the Catholic News Agency.

The unidentified woman in her 20s is 22 weeks pregnant, and suffers from developmental disabilities that reportedly have left her with the mental capacity of a grade school-aged child. The origin of the pregnancy, whether it was conceived consensually or not, is unknown and under police investigation.

Justice Nathalie Lieven acknowledged how invasive her ruling is to the woman’s rights, but still said the need for the abortion outweighed that.

“I am acutely conscious of the fact that for the State to order a woman to have a termination where it appears that she doesn’t want it is an immense intrusion,” Lieven ruled. “I have to operate in [her] best interests, not on society’s views of termination.”

The woman is under the care of the United Kingdom’s National Health Service under an NHS trust, and her doctors have said the abortion would be less traumatic for the woman than giving birth and giving up the child to foster care. The judge agreed, and suggested that the baby, while unborn, is not “real” yet. (Read more from “Judge Authorizes Forced Abortion for Catholic Woman” HERE)

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President Trump Nominates Army Secretary Mark Esper as Defense Secretary

President Trump announced his intention to nominate Army Secretary Mark Esper as defense secretary on Friday in a White House statement.

The move comes after Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, whom Trump previously had nominated for the position, withdrew his name from consideration Tuesday.

Trump announced Shanahan’s withdrawal and his appointment of Esper as acting defense secretary at the same time. Esper begins as acting defense secretary on Monday. . .

Esper previously served as a vice president for government relations at Raytheon Company. He served in the Army as an infantry officer in the 101 Airborne Division and served in the first Gulf War. He transitioned to the National Guard and retired after 21 years of service.

Esper also worked on national security issues on Capitol Hill for then-Sens. Chuck Hagel (R-NE), Fred Thompson (R-TN), and Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN). He also served on the Senate Foreign Relations and House Armed Services Committees and as a deputy assistant secretary of defense. He is a West Point graduate. (Read more from “President Trump Nominates Army Secretary Mark Esper as Defense Secretary” HERE)

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Released Surveillance Video Shows TSA Attacker at Airport

On Tuesday morning, a man was recorded charging Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

The newly-released video shows 19-year-old Tyrese Garner rushing a TSA security checkpoint at Terminal 4, around 9:45 a.m. on June 18th. Garner, reportedly unprovoked, pushed past other passengers and through the metal detector and injuring at least five TSA employees in his assault. . .

Arizona police arrested him on charges of criminal trespassing, assault, and resisting arrest. Local ABC affiliate Channel 15 reported that Garner attempted to “resist arrest, kicking and writhing while refusing to be taken out of the terminal.”

“Got done putting my shoes on and was walking down the hallway part there and all of a sudden I heard screaming and hollering,” witness Donnie Jones recalled.

“When he was coming over that counter… He was, like, jumping at somebody, and you could just see a bunch of swinging, and that, and you couldn’t really tell what was going on,” he continued. “I don’t know what his deal was. It was just an unhappy guy rushing through there.” (Read more from “Released Surveillance Video Shows TSA Attacker at Airport” HERE)

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I Wish President Trump Was Right, but Not All Republicans Believe Life Is Sacred

I’ve always voted Republican because Republicans stood for life. Before I began really studying the political parties and our representatives, I remember getting frequent mailers touting the pro-life record of this or that Republican.

As I learned more, I realized the cynicism with which some of those Republicans asked for my vote. Living in a rural area, I was targeted as probably pro-life, and the mailers were sent to get me to vote on the single issue. Though I have had serious doubts about the other policies of Republicans who represent me, they are mostly OK on life issues, and certainly none of them could be referred to as pro-abortion.

When watching the president’s re-election kickoff in Orlando, I noticed his strong pro-life words and pride in his party.

“Virtually every top Democrat also now supports taxpayer-funded abortion right up to the moment of birth – ripping babies straight from the mothers’ womb. Leading Democrats have even opposed measures to prevent the execution of children after birth. You saw that in Virginia.

“Republicans believe that every life is a sacred gift from God. That is why I have asked Congress to prohibit extreme late-term abortions.”

But unfortunately, it is not true that all “Republicans believe that every life is a sacred gift from God.” Let’s take a look at Gov. Phil Scott of Vermont.

According to CNS News:

Last week, Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed H. 57, a bill affirming abortion as a “fundamental human right,” and which would allow abortion up to the moment of birth.

The bill states, “The State of Vermont recognizes the fundamental right of every individual who becomes pregnant to choose to carry a pregnancy to term, to give birth to a child, or to have an abortion.”

It also states, “A fertilized egg, embryo, or fetus shall not have independent rights under Vermont law.”

The so-called Republican governor of Vermont calls the killing of a child a fundamental human right, and he proudly signed this bill into law — one of the most sweeping and radical abortion bills out there.

Upon signing, Scott said, “Like many Vermonters, I have consistently supported a woman’s right to choose, which is why today I signed H.57 into law. This legislation affirms what is already allowable in Vermont – protecting reproductive rights and ensuring those decisions remain between a woman and her health care provider. I know this issue can be polarizing, so I appreciate the respectful tone and civility from all sides throughout this discussion.”

But what respect, if any, is the governor entitled to?

It’s been a constant struggle within the Republican Party for pro-life forces to win internal battles. This president has consistently been strongly pro-life, and this helps account for the resurgence of pro-life vigor within the nation. But it hasn’t necessarily done the same within the Republican Party.

It’s not like Scott signed some non-consequential bill. This bill denies protection for any human being within the womb, at any time, and allows for the most barbaric and torturous means of execution, even within moments of birth. Why doesn’t the governor figure out first if these executions warrant civility and respectful tones?

The Republican Party, in order to remain consistent, ought to censure or otherwise purge such radical pro-aborts from the party if we are ever to have the moral high ground. There is no evidence that Phil Scott is a Republican, other than the fact that he calls himself one. He touts that he is a fiscal hawk, yet a quick glance at his “fiscal hawkishness” shows a weak, weak game of promises made, promises broken, familiar to every conservative who ever tried to figure out what the Republican Party actually stands for.

And the governor of Vermont is not alone. Throughout the Republican Party, pro-aborts continue to try to knock the pro-lifers down and out of existence.

But there is a new wave of thinking. The acknowledgement that the child within the womb has rights given to him by God, and not by government, as the quintessential “fundamental human right,” is what this nation was built upon. Our Declaration of Independence declares, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”

To our Founders, it was obvious that the Creator bestowed upon us the right to life. It cannot be taken away by a vicious and twisted government, whether Republican or Democrat.

It is sad that what the president said about Republicans is not entirely, unmistakably true. It is wishful thinking that the party could actually say without equivocation that we stand for the fundamental right to life, but with people like Governor Scott claiming he’s one of us, we certainly cannot. (For more from the author of “I Wish President Trump Was Right, but Not All Republicans Believe Life Is Sacred” please click HERE)

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